Vinson Reading 1-FY Assignments

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Unsolved Mysteries Project FINAL Visual in Google Classroom

Unsolved Mysteries Project FINAL Visual

attach a copy of your final visual (digital poster, powerpoint, video) here. 

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Characterization with Pixar Shorts in Google Classroom

Characterization with Pixar Shorts

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CommonLit: POV:

CommonLit: POV: "The Best Way to Deal with Failure"

This assignment is due 04/26/2022. Click the attached link to access the assignment; on the CommonLit login page, click Log In With Google.

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CommonLit: Connecting Ideas:

CommonLit: Connecting Ideas: "Compliance"

This assignment is due 04/20/2022. Click the attached link to access the assignment; on the CommonLit login page, click Log In With Google.

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IXL A1, B1, C1  in Google Classroom

IXL A1, B1, C1

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Connotation and Denotation Practice (USA Test Prep) in Google Classroom

Connotation and Denotation Practice (USA Test Prep)

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Achieve: A Hudson River Hero  in Google Classroom

Achieve: A Hudson River Hero

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CommonLit: Main Ideas:

CommonLit: Main Ideas: "Trailblazing surgeon Mary Walker still one of a kind"

This assignment is due 04/12/2022. Click the attached link to access the assignment; on the CommonLit login page, click Log In With Google.

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The Giver Film Guide in Google Classroom

The Giver Film Guide

We are working on analyzing the way that actors and directors make changes when portraying a book as a movie and the reasons for these changes. As we watch "The Giver" in class, please take notes on the differences you notice between the book/movie and possible reasons for these changes. What works better in the book? What works better in the movie?

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The Giver Body Biography Project in Google Classroom

The Giver Body Biography Project

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Edpuzzle - Chapter 21, The Giver in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle - Chapter 21, The Giver

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The Giver Ch. 11-15 in Google Classroom

The Giver Ch. 11-15

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Edpuzzle - Symbols in Literature in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle - Symbols in Literature

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The Giver Chapters 7-10 in Google Classroom

The Giver Chapters 7-10

Turn in on paper or in Google Classroom

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Achieve Reflection  in Google Classroom

Achieve Reflection

Complete the Achieve assignment and this reflection. Both of these are for a grade. 

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The Giver Chapters 1-6 Test in Google Classroom

The Giver Chapters 1-6 Test

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The Giver Ch 1-3 Packet Due in Google Classroom

The Giver Ch 1-3 Packet Due

This is a paper packet and should be turned in to Ms. Vinson in class. All chapters will be read in class, it is your responsibility to catch up if you are out. 

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CommonLit: Examination Day in Google Classroom

CommonLit: Examination Day

This assignment is due 02/10/2022. Click the attached link to access the assignment; on the CommonLit login page, click Log In With Google.

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Examination Day Dystopian Analysis in Google Classroom

Examination Day Dystopian Analysis

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2/8 Achieve Reflection in Google Classroom

2/8 Achieve Reflection

App-lifying Student Behavior

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Harrison Bergeron Analysis in Google Classroom

Harrison Bergeron Analysis

Read the story "Harrison Bergeron" on Commonlit. Answer the following questions with a partner. 

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CommonLit: Harrison Bergeron in Google Classroom

CommonLit: Harrison Bergeron

This assignment is due 02/04/2022. Click the attached link to access the assignment; on the CommonLit login page, click Log In With Google.

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Edpuzzle -  Dystopian Movies Mashup - Dystopia in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle - Dystopian Movies Mashup - Dystopia

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Essential Research Test in Google Classroom

Essential Research Test

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Final infographic in Google Classroom

Final infographic

When you are ready to turn in your final infographic, attach it here. 

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Infographic Planning Sheet in Google Classroom

Infographic Planning Sheet

Please complete this planning sheet. It needs to be checked off by Ms. Vinson before starting your infographic next week. 

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Digital Research Notes in Google Classroom

Digital Research Notes

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1/12- Achieve in Google Classroom

1/12- Achieve

Today you are working on Achieve. I have assigned SIX Achieve articles. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO ALL SIX. You will only do the article that matches your research topic. 
Do all parts of the Achieve article EXCEPT the writing portion. 
This Achieve article will be the second source for your research topic. Complete Source 2 in your 'digital research notes; based on the Achieve article. 
If you finish the Achieve article AND your notes, continue working on Source 1 if you did not finish yesterday. 
If you finish all of this, you can either continue to work on your digital research notes or read your independent reading book. 
Achieve Articles: 
Brain Memory: New Name Brings Old Pain
College Education: Electricians: Wired for the Future
Freedom of Speech: Twitter Takes a Stand
Sleep: Get Some Sleep! 
Smartphones: Blue light: The Eye Opening Truth
Maturity: No Ordinary Birthday Party

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1/10/22: Research Topic Inquiry in Google Classroom

1/10/22: Research Topic Inquiry

Please view the attached slide deck for today's assignment information.  


Today's assignment will be completed in your Reader's notebook. 


Make sure you complete the Google Form linked on the last page of the slide deck.

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1/6 Achieve:

1/6 Achieve: "Time's Person of the Year"

Please complete all 5 parts of the Achieve Article "Time's Person of the Year"
When you are done with the Achieve Article, complete the "Achieve Reflection" posted here

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Wed 1-5 - One Word Project in Google Classroom

Wed 1-5 - One Word Project

Complete the following slide show to set goals for the new school year.
For more information on choosing your 'one word' watch the attached video. 

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Hidden Figures in Google Classroom

Hidden Figures

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CommonLit: The Scholarship Jacket in Google Classroom

CommonLit: The Scholarship Jacket

Click the attached link to access the assignment; on the CommonLit login page, click Log In With Google.

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Mon 12/13 PBIS Survey in Google Classroom

Mon 12/13 PBIS Survey

Please complete this survey, 

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Fri 12/10 Holiday Escape Room in Google Classroom

Fri 12/10 Holiday Escape Room

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Thurs 12/9 Achieve in Google Classroom

Thurs 12/9 Achieve

Berry Bug Out!

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Mon 12/6 in Google Classroom

Mon 12/6

IXL Practice: 
C2 Comparing passages for tone
D1 comparing and contrasting informational passages

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Mon 12/6 Edpuzzle - Introverts vs. Extroverts: What’s The Difference? Ft. Anthony Padilla in Google Classroom

Mon 12/6 Edpuzzle - Introverts vs. Extroverts: What’s The Difference? Ft. Anthony Padilla

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Thurs 12/2 in Google Classroom

Thurs 12/2

Complete the Achieve Article "Swimming to Success" and complete the Achieve Reflection form.

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CommonLit: Eraser Tattoo in Google Classroom

CommonLit: Eraser Tattoo

This assignment is due 11/29/2021. Click the attached link to access the assignment; on the CommonLit login page, click Log In With Google.

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Thurs 11/18 CommonLit: The War of the Wall in Google Classroom

Thurs 11/18 CommonLit: The War of the Wall

Click the attached link to access the assignment; on the CommonLit login page, click Log In With Google.

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Fri 11/11 Achieve Day/Notebook Check in Google Classroom

Fri 11/11 Achieve Day/Notebook Check

Complete all 5 steps of the Achieve Lesson: Three War Heroes.
Today is also a notebook check day. If you are out, turn in your notebook as soon as you get back to be graded. 

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Mon 11/1 Contemporary Fiction Book Club Selection in Google Classroom

Mon 11/1 Contemporary Fiction Book Club Selection

Today is a work day to complete catch up work from Quarter 1. You also need to complete the google form below to select which books you would be interested in reading for your Contemporary Fiction Book Clubs.

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Fri 10/29: Tell-Tale Heart Constructed Response in Google Classroom

Fri 10/29: Tell-Tale Heart Constructed Response

Complete the google form using the online version of "The Tell-Tale Heart."

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Wed 10/27 CommonLit: The Tell-Tale Heart in Google Classroom

Wed 10/27 CommonLit: The Tell-Tale Heart

This assignment is due 10/27/2021. Click the attached link to access the assignment; on the CommonLit login page, click Log In With Google.

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Mon 10/25 Plot Practice in Google Classroom

Mon 10/25 Plot Practice

1. Complete the Plot Practice with Short Films linked here. Watch the short film and complete the plot diagram. You can work with ONE partner on this if you would like. 


2. When you finish, complete B1- Match the Quotations with their Themes on IXL to an 80. 


If you finish both of these assignments, read your independent book, complete missing work, or work on your skill plan.

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Fri 10/22 Plot Notes in Google Classroom

Fri 10/22 Plot Notes

Today, you are going to be reviewing plot by doing the activities below. 

1. Use the Plot Powerpoint to complete the 'Plot Student Notes' (Digital) 
2. Complete the Quizizz Practice. 
3. If you finish, work on missing work, read your independent reading book, or work on your IXL Skill plan. 


BE GOOD. BE PRODUCTIVE. HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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Thurs 10/21 Achieve Day in Google Classroom

Thurs 10/21 Achieve Day

1. Read and complete all 5 parts of the Achieve Article "Instashams"
2. Complete the reflection below. COPY AND PASTE YOUR THOUGHT QUESTION ON THE FORM FOR A GRADE.

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Tues 10/19 Book Fitting  in Google Classroom

Tues 10/19 Book Fitting

Please complete this book fitting to help you explore the book options for our Contemporary Fiction Book Clubs! 

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Mon 10/19 Literary Nonfiction Post Assessment in Google Classroom

Mon 10/19 Literary Nonfiction Post Assessment

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Fri 10/15 Literary Nonfiction Assessment/Extra Credit in Google Classroom

Fri 10/15 Literary Nonfiction Assessment/Extra Credit

Literary Nonfiction Post Assessment Friday 10/15Complete the following IXL lessons to 70% to earn extra credit for your Literary Nonfiction Assessment. 
Earn 2 points for each IXL you complete OR 10 points for completing them all. 


8th Grade ELA
C3 Comparing Passages for Tone
D1 Compare and Contrast in Informational Text
D2 Match Causes and Effects in Informational Text 
K3 Determine Evidence to Support a Claim

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Thurs 10/14 Achieve Day in Google Classroom

Thurs 10/14 Achieve Day

Complete the article "Mixing Books and Beats" in Achieve. Make sure you complete all 5 parts of the article.

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Tues 10/12 in Google Classroom

Tues 10/12

Continue to work on your one pager. This is the last class time you will get to work on this one pager. It is due Wednesday  October 13 at the beginning of class. 


See the material titled 'nonfiction one pager' for more information.

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Bend 1 Assessment in Google Classroom

Bend 1 Assessment

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Mon 9/20 Theme/Central Ideas Quick Check (Quizizz)  in Google Classroom

Mon 9/20 Theme/Central Ideas Quick Check (Quizizz)

Login and complete this Quizizz activity for a grade. 

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Fri 9/10 Podcast in Google Classroom

Fri 9/10 Podcast

1. LIsten to the podcast episode: Rochelle and Michael
2. While listening to the podcast, complete the digital visualizing activity. 

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Thurs. 9/9 Achieve Reflection in Google Classroom

Thurs. 9/9 Achieve Reflection

Achieve Article: A Legacy of Service

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Progress Report 1 Reflection in Google Classroom

Progress Report 1 Reflection

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Monday 9/7 Attendance Question in Google Classroom

Monday 9/7 Attendance Question

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9/2 Attendance Question in Google Classroom

9/2 Attendance Question

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9/2 Achieve Reflection in Google Classroom

9/2 Achieve Reflection

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Wed 9/1 August Reading Reflection in Google Classroom

Wed 9/1 August Reading Reflection

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August Reading Log in Google Classroom

August Reading Log

Complete the required reading log and book review to track your reading for August. Remember, your goal is to read at least 2 books per month.

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Tuesday 8/31 CommonLit: The Terror in Google Classroom

Tuesday 8/31 CommonLit: The Terror

Click the attached link to access the assignment; on the CommonLit login page, click Log In With Google.

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Wed 9/1 Attendance Question in Google Classroom

Wed 9/1 Attendance Question

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Mon 8/30 Courageous Choices Self Assessment (Pre Assessment) in Google Classroom

Mon 8/30 Courageous Choices Self Assessment (Pre Assessment)

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Mon 8/30 Attendance Question in Google Classroom

Mon 8/30 Attendance Question

Please complete this question to verify your attendance

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Mon 8/30 In Context Vocabulary in Google Classroom

Mon 8/30 In Context Vocabulary

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Tuesday 8/24- Wednesday 8/25 Constructed Response Practice in Google Classroom

Tuesday 8/24- Wednesday 8/25 Constructed Response Practice

Yesterday we praticed annotating a text to help us dig deeper into its meaning. Today, I want you to work on using these annotations to write about your reading. 


1. Watch the RACE strategy video (if you are in class, the sub will play this for you)
2. View my annotatons for "The Gift of the Magi" and make any additions you need to the annotations you began yesterday. 
3. Complete the "Gift of the Magi: Constructed Response Practice" assignment posted below. 


Don't forget to 'turn in' your assignment when you are done. 
When you complete this assignment, read your independent reading book (in class until the end of the period, at home for 20-30 minutes)